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Hi I'm Troy

I grew up in southern Arizona. I operate a family farm with my wife where we raise our four children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small family farm is southern Arizona. I am the second oldest child with five brother and one sister. The area where I grew up was very isolated so my best friends were my brothers. We had great fun working long hours on the farm followed up by an intense basketball game in the backyard. Life was good because my parents always put family first. I went off to college majoring in agribusiness and married my beautiful wife. I now have four children of my own and am farming my grandfathers farm. It seems like I am going full circle now trying to be a good parent to four active and wonderful children.

Why I am a Mormon

The church has always been an important part of my life. I grew up attending a small congregation of the church in which my parents were very active. From them and my own experience growing up, I learned the value of serving others and its importance in living the gospel. I also learned the stories of the scriptures as a child and continued to learn more of the basic beliefs of the gospel. My testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon grew when I finally committed to reading it every day during my freshman year in college. I had read it in its entirety before but reading it everyday help me to finally know for sure that the Book of Mormon was the word of God. After my freshman year, I served a mission in western New York state. While on my mission I was able to see firsthand how people lives changed when the accepted the fulness of the gospel and began to live it. Now that I am a father, I couldn't imagine not have the church in my life. Even though it is still difficult at times, I am grateful I do have the important answers to the questions my children have. I also know the important principles to teach and share with them. I know this church is true and following the principles taught within will lead to greater happiness.

How I live my faith

My faith is so much a part of who I am. The principles I have learned guide me everyday. The gospel is a gospel of action to me. The way you show you are a disciple of Christ is in the doing. The value of service to others has been taught to me early on from my parents. Serving in the church is a blessing to not only those served but those who serve. Each month I have the oportunity to visit other members in their homes to fellowship and strengthen them. I have become a better person by learning to serve others. This isn't a Sunday only religion and I appreciate that fact. Each week activities like family night on Mondays or daily family scripture study and prayer strengthen my family. I am greatful that I am able to share my faith with my children and be able to have the answers to their important questions. Living my faith makes me a better person, husband and father.